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  • September 2022 Investor News

    Tampa Apartment Construction Pipeline Should Be Bursting
    12,000 apartments on the way in metro Tampa translate to an inventory growth pace of only 4.4 percent.  Read More…

    Biggest US Banks Scale Back on Property Lending as Rates Climb
    The biggest US lenders have stiffened borrowing terms while issuing fewer new commercial property loans.Read More…

    As Rent and Demand for Apartments Rise, So Does Fraud
    Property managers are seeing more lease applications that include false information and fraudulent documents.  Read More…

    Would-Be Homeowners Turning to Rental Market as Purchasing Power Declines
    The calculated average cost to own a home is now $839 more per month than renting.Read More…

    The Anti-Adam Neumann
    Bill Smith is founder of the three-year-old, 600-person, membership-only flexible, furnished rental company Landing.  Read More…

  • June 2022 Investor News

    Insights on the Evolving Multifamily Market
    From the flight to smaller cities to supply chain disruptions, the past two years have introduced significant volatility and uncertainty into multifamily.  Read More…

    Regulation Accounts for More Than 40% of Development Costs
    Developers also face zoning requirements, building codes, impact fees, permitting requirements, design standards, public land requirements, and OSHA regulations.Read More…

    Tampa Among Most Overpriced Housing Markets in US
    Johnson warns that an incoming slowdown could help people priced out of the market get into homes.  Read More…

    Investor Buys Two Clearwater Hotels, Transforming Into Apartments
    About 70% of rooms will become studio apartments and efficiencies.  The rest will be one- and two-bedroom apartments.Read More…

    How Can Multifamily Be In a Bubble Without Oversupply?
    Despite rents rising passively in markets across the country, value-add properties are the most sought-after deals on the market.  Read More…

  • April 2022 Investor News

    Cities With Increases in Gen Z Renters, Ranked
    Gen Z renters now account for roughly a quarter of the lease applications in the US.  Read More…

    Fraud, Litigation Push Florida’s Home Insurers Into Insolvency
    Insurers are opting not to renew certain policies, refraining from writing new business and increasing premiums. Read More…

    30% of Renters Can’t Save Enough Money to Buy House
    “Many renters want to buy a home, but they’re stuck renting because it’s simply too expensive to break into the housing market.”  Read More…

    What’s Driving Demand in Florida’s Housing Market?
    Demographic shifts, changes in consumer housing preferences, low mortgage rates, and rapidly rising rental prices. Read More…

    Build-to-Rent Communities Take Off in Tampa Bay
    Think of these developments as combining the best attributes of multifamily and single-family home communities.  Read More…

  • January 2022 Investor News

    Flood of Capital to Multifamily Pushing Down Returns 
    Unprecedented competition exists for buyers hoping to join the sector’s combination of reliable cash flow and skyrocketing rents.  Read More…

    Zumper’s 2021 Annual Rent Report
    Rental listing service Zumper released its annual Rent Report describing trends in different MSAs.Read More…

    More Tenants Working From Home Means New Expectations of Landlords
    In-unit changes range from creating nooks that can function as workspaces or adding USB chargers to all outlets.  Read More…

    Study Suggests Tampa Bay Has Some of Most Inflated RE Prices in Nation
    Economists who published the study say they expect prices to settle once supply chain issues have been resolved and houses can be built quicker.Read More…

    The Miraculous Eco-Town With a 20-Story Wooden Skyscraper
    Though it lacks the highest high-rise made from traditional concrete and steel, America may yet boast the world’s tallest skyscraper made from dead trees.  Read More…

  • October 2021 Investor News

    Built-For-Rent Houses Coming to Tampa Bay as Industry Booms
    The built-for-rent trend started in Arizona, and after much success has been spreading.  Read More…

    Record Number of Commercial Spaces Converted To Apartments
    By the end of 2021, about 20,100 units that were previously nonresidential will have become apartments.Read More…

    As Tampa Bay Rents Surge, Tenants Turn to Unions
    The Tampa Tenants Union and St Petersburg Tenant Union are part of a wave of tenant organizing across the country.  Read More…

    In Defense of the “Gentrification Building”
    The new multifamily buildings in your neighborhood actually slow displacement.Read More…

    Insurance Costs Threaten Florida Real Estate Boom
    Longtime homeowners are getting socked with double-digit rate increases or notices that their policies won’t be renewed.  Read More…